SAGU allows our students to attend at a reduced cost plus federal financial aid is available through FAFSA. We want to make this process as simple as possible for you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us for assistance!


What is FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used for awarding federal student aid. All students must submit the FAFSA in order to receive financial aid. The application can be completed online or by paper application at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

When should I file?

You can start filing for the FAFSA during your senior year of high school starting on January 1st. The priority deadline is March 2nd. Most FAFSA is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. To be first in line, start your application in the first week of January. To complete it, you will need to use your W-2 from the previous year, then update your application as soon as your most current W-2 arrives.

If you are afraid of forgetting to update your application, you can wait on your W-2 form and then file your FAFSA.

Can I file for FAFSA even if I haven’t been accepted yet?

Yes, You do not have to wait for your acceptance letter to come before you apply for FAFSA. Even if you are undecided on which school you want to attend, you can still complete the FAFSA.

You can list up to 10 colleges on your FAFSA which is used to determine the Cost of Attendance (COA). To do this you will need to get the school codes of the places you are interested in; our FAFSA School Code is 003616.